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Is anyone here taking topamax for migraines? I am and it is working, but w/one side effect. I am not able to eat. Losing an average of 10lbs a month. No energy, no appetite, no nothing! At first I thought it was a miracle drug, but I don't think the side effects are worth it.

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Asked by Stacey833 at 10:01 PM on Dec. 22, 2009 in Health

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  • i take it for seizures...i've taken it since i was about 16...and havent had a seizure since. I started having seizures when i was about 13. I like the medicine...i've never had any side effects except for bad drug reactions...benadryl and albuteral (caused me to have a seizure) sometimes i get this twitch in my eye...and i also can go without eating...sometimes do 1 meal a day...but for me, with my work schedule it works for me. I feel if i'm hungry i eat...somedays i hog out, somedays i have no desire to eat at all.

    Answer by shay1130 at 10:15 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • My husband is taking it for spastic muscle movements after getting his peripheral nervous system messed up. He didn't have that for a problem with the weight thing, but it has made him a bit more lethargic. You should definitely talk to your doctor about that, because it's not a good side effect at all.

    Answer by kittyhasclaws at 10:21 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

  • topamax is used for many different things and it does cause weight loss...some people even use it for weight loss..but you are losing a lot. maybe your doc jut needs to change your dose

    Answer by shay1130 at 10:32 PM on Dec. 22, 2009

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